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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
elected in 1994. that's kind of the same message that president obama has been talking about although obviously very different in terms of the circumstances but talking about income inequality in general, talking about failing schools in general, talking about how many individuals are in the judicial system in general. not specifically focusing on african-americans although on occasion such as father's day he does talk about messages for african-americans but often when he does try to do that, the same black leaders criticize him for lecturing him. in a way it's a double-edged sword. he can't win. >> and let's also listen to something else that was significant. this was a moment that a lot of people really resonated with. >> there are too many leaders who claim solidarity with madiba's struggle for freedom but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. and there are too many of us, too many of us on the sidelines comfortable in complacency or cynicism. when our voices must be heard. >> other world leaders too, the remarkable thing we've been saying is the sort of breadth of leader
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
obama and three of his predecessors going to south africa, you can imagine what robin was talking about, and that is security and the kind of complex situation they're dealing with potentially a nightmare. secret service had very little time to prepare for the trip. athena jones is joining us at the white house. we're very much aware of what it takes. there's not a lot of advance work when you have the limited amount of time. air force one expected to touch down what, early tomorrow morning? >> early tomorrow morning. i think about 1:00 a.m., they'll be making a fuel stop on the way. bottom line, these are the kinds of trips that take weeks and months to prepare. this was compressed into a very short time line. the spokesman for the secret service say they've done things in less time and an they've known that any son mandela was ill for some time and they've been working with the state department and south african government. they have agents based in pretoria and rome able to work on logistics necessary 37 they're the same protocols are required anytime the president goes somewhe
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
revelation, if you like? >> yeah, i mean this is a pope who knows how to get people talking and they're certainly talking about this bouncer revelation. there is people calling him the velvet rope pope. >> that's cute. >> a former spokes -- former speechwriter for president obama suggested that we write a sit-com about the pope's experience and call it "heaven can wait and so can you." and then there are some people who on our blog and other places are saying we get it, pope francis. you're cool. now we need to know whether he can translate the coolness factor into what is his primary job, getting people to take a second or third look at the catholic church. >> that will be the mammoth task in some circles for sure. >> daniel burke will be appearing here all week. >> that's right with all these nice drippings of more goodness. >> we were saying we can imagine him at the pearly gates standing there and going, no, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. you can't come in. >> you're not getting in. i know good. >> daniel, great to see you. it is great. we've got all our belief blog guys having chats about t
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